"Bad Medicine Waltz" as written by Ian Robert Astbury and William Henry Duffy....
It's funny how people stare
When your back's against the wall
It's funny how people stare
When your back's against the wall

I reach my hand
I reach my hand
For that bad medicine

The crowds are full of heroes
Propping up the mark with their empty goals
It's starting and it's raining
And the porno burns my eyes
Wipe away the tear
With the skin from my hide

Don't you give into that bad medicine
Keep on smiling

It's funny how people stare
When your back's against the wall
Oh, it's funny how people stare
When your back's against the wall

I've heard about this new world you're building
But will there be room for me?
It's starting and it's raining
And the porno burns my eyes
Wipe away the tear
With the skin from my hide

Reach out for that bad medicine
Ooh, feel your skin burn
Feel your soul turn

Don't you give into
Don't you give into that bad medicine
Bad medicine

Smile, it may take a while
But it's better than being nailed to the floor
Spit in their face if they stare while you're down
Don't reach out for that bad medicine
Don't reach out for that bad medicine

Try smiling or smile or smile
Bad medicine get hold of
Bad medicine get hold of you
Wipe away the tears
With the skin from my hide
Wipe away the tears
With the skin from my hide

It's funny how people stare
When your back's against the wall
It's funny how people stare
When your back's against the wall

I reach out my hand
I reach out my hand for that bad medicine
Don't you give into
Don't you give into that bad medicine
That bad medicine
Mmm, bad medicine
Mmm, bad medicine


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"Bad Medicine Waltz" as written by William Henry Duffy Ian Robert Astbury

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    General CommentGreat song. It is obviously talking about drugs. The interesting thing is he’s not actually defending them (as most of the rock stars do sometimes). It talks about people trying to avoid their problems by getting high. And criticizing friends or relatives that turn their backs on you when you need them the most.
    My favoutite bit:
    Smile, it may take a while
    But it's better than being nailed to the floor
    Spit in their face if they stare while you're down
    Don't reach out for that bad medicine.
    alejojp1on March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree but i think its more that he is trying to help a chick with a drug problem
    asshole64on October 22, 2010   Link

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